Phyllobius pomaceus (Gyllenhal, 1834)
Phyllobius pomaceus is an abundant species found mainly on Nettles and in a range of habitats. There seems to be a slight variation in colouration, with some specimens showing a distinct purple tinge. The colouration fades with age, being made up of a covering of scales which become worn and eventually rub off. It is one of many UK Weevils and belongs to the Curcullionidae group, which feed on plants. Most are easy to distinguish from other beetles, due the head being extended into a beak (rostrum) with the jaws at the tip.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phyllobius pomaceus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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